Father of Girl Trying to Join jihadis Says She’s Confused

DENVER (AP) — The father of one of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria says he is still troubled by questions about the case.

The man says his 16-year-old daughter of Sudanese descent seemed confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there.

The FBI says the girl and her friends, 15- and 17-year-old sisters of Somali descent, were headed toward Turkey en route to Syria when authorities stopped them on Oct. 20 at the Frankfurt, Germany airport. They have been reunited with their families but have not returned to school.

The father says his daughter researched overseas travel before and sent disturbing messages on Twitter before the trip. He became concerned when she did not report to school and didn’t return home.


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